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New Lib Dem leader speaks to ITV News Anglia on first visit to region since appointment

The threat of closure to some of Cambridgeshire's children's centres prompted a visit from the Liberal Democrats' new leader Sir Vince Cable.

The county council is consulting on plans to scrap 19 centres across the county in the hope of saving a million pounds.

One of them is the Romsey Mill children's centre where the Lib Dem leader was today.

Watch what Sir Vince had to say about those plans - and his party's chances in the region - by clicking the link above.

Lib Dems boast 2,000 new members in the East of England

The Anglia region had four Liberal Democrat MPs before the election in May. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron says support for the Party is already growing after a disastrous election result in May.

The Liberal Democrats had four MPs in the Anglia region before the General Election, but lost three of them in Colchester, Cambridge and Norwich South. Their only remaining MP in the East is North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb.

The Lib Dems say more than 2,000 new members have joined the Party since May and are fighting back.

Tim Farron was speaking to ITV News Anglia Political Correspondent Emma Hutchinson

North Norfolk MP remains Health spokesman in Lib Dem leader's new team

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb remains as the Lib Dem health spokesperson. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb has remained as the Liberal Democrats' Health spokesman in the new frontbench team.

It follows the election of Tim Farron as the new leader of the Lib Dems. He beat Mr Lamb in the contest.

Norman Lamb is the only Lib Dem MP in the Anglia region and has been his party's health spokesperson since 2006. He served as the Care Minister in the last coalition government.

"The team I am announcing today is the Liberal voice that Britain desperately needs.

“It features some of the best campaigners that the party has, balanced with the experience and economic credibility that our party has developed over the last five years in government."

– Tim Farron MP, Leader, Liberal Democrats
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